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New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department:
Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
5500 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Boards & Commissions
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Construction Industries Division
CID – Santa Fe
2550 Cerrillos Road – 3rd Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
CID – Albuquerque
5500 San Antonio Dr. Suite F
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
CID – Las Cruces
505 South Main Street, Suite 103
Loretto Town Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Contractor Registration Fee $100
Any one engaged in construction-related contracting in New Mexico must be licensed. This includes general construction work, electrical, mechanical and plumbing and LP gas. The activities that are considered to be contracting in New Mexico are defined in the Construction Industries Licensing Act, NMSA 1978,
Any New Mexico licensed contractor who wants to perform electrical, plumbing, mechanical and permanent foundation work on a manufactured home MUST register with the Manufactured Housing Division before doing any work. Licensed contractors who wish to set-up a manufactured home are required to first obtain an installer license from the Manufactured Housing Division.
For more information, please contact 505-222-9870
100 Amp Services/Panel And Below $45
Over 100 Amp Services/Panel Thru 200 Amp $72
Over 200 Amp Services/Panel Thru 320 Amp $99
Over 320 Amp Services/Panel Thru 400 Amp $225
Over 320 Amp Services/Panel $360
100 Amp Service/Panel and Below $45
Over 100 Amp Services/Panel Thru 200 Amp $72
Over 200 Amp Service/Panel Thru 400 Amp $225
Over 400 Amp Service/Panel Thru 600 Amp $270
Over 600 Amp Service/Panel thru 800 Amp $360
Over 800 Amp Service/Panel Thru 1000 Amp $450
Over 1000 Amp Amp Service/Panel Thru 2000 Amp $630
Over 2000 Amp Service/Panel $900
Temporary Power Pole $27
Mobile Home Service $27
Customer-Owned Distribution (Does Not Include Wiring Of A Structure) Minimum Fee $45
………Plus $6.00 x Number of Poles = $
………Or $6.00 x Per 100 Feet of Underground = $
……..Total Customer-Owned Distibution Fee = $
Service Change Only/No Outlets $27
Reinspection Fee $80
Minimum Inspection Fee for Items not Listed $27
Form 1 Record Of Installation, Test Of Modification $20
Retail Cylinder Exchange Installation Registration Form $20
Re-Inspection Of Cylinder Exchange Installations $20
L.P. Gas Installations At Special Events Registration Form $15
LP Gas Visual Cargo Tank And Equipment Inspection Form $45
Re-Inspection Of Cargo Tank And Equipment $45
Plant Dispenser Inspection Form $45
Re-Inspection Of Bulk Storage $45
Form 1 First Re-Inspection Fee $20
Form 1 Second Re-Inspection Fee $75
Administrative Fee For Any Inspection $37.50
Each Plumbing Fixture Waste Discharging Device $4.00
Each Water Distribution System $4.00
Each Building Sewer $4.00
Each Water Heater $4.00
Each Swimming Pool $50.00
Each Water Conditioner $6.00
Each Evaporative Cooler $6.00
Each Vacuum Breaker Or Back Flow Device $4.00
Each Gas Pipping System $6.00
Each Gas Appliance $4.00
Each Gas Pipe Outlet $4.00
Each Re-Inspection $37.50
Each Ventalation System $6
Each Refrigeration System $6
Each Duct Work System $10
Each Domestic Hot Water Solar Heating System $10
Each Solar Space Heating System $20
Each Final Certificate Of Approval $7.50
Each Sewage Ejector/Grinder $4
Each Grease Trap/Interceptor $4
Each Water Service Line $4
Each Gas Yard Line $4
Each Combination Unit (HVAC) $4
Each Fan Coil Unit $4
Each Hot Water Radiant Heating System $10
Each Chilled Water Distribution System $10
Each Steam And Condensate Piping System $10
Each Roof Drainage System $10
Each Chiller $10
Each Cooling Tower $10
Each Commercial Kitchen Hood $10
Each Commercial Duct System $10
Each Medical Gas System $10
60-13-3. Definition; contractor. As used in the Construction Industries Licensing Act [60-13-1 NMSA 1978], “contractor”: A. means any person who undertakes, offers to undertake by bid or other means or purports to have the capacity to undertake, by himself or through others, contracting. Contracting includes constructing, altering, repairing, installing or demolishing any:
(1) road, highway, bridge, parking area or related project;
(2) building, stadium or other structure;
(3) airport, subway or similar facility;
(4) park, trail, bridle path, athletic field, golf course or similar facility;
(5) dam, reservoir, canal, ditch or similar facility;
(6) sewerage or water treatment facility, power generating plant, pump station, natural gas compressing station or similar facility;
(7) sewerage, water, gas or other pipeline;
(8) transmission line;
(9) radio, television or other tower;
(10) water, oil or other storage tank;
(11) shaft, tunnel or mining appurtenance;
(12) leveling or clearing land;
(13) excavating earth;
(14) air conditioning, conduit, heating or other similar mechanical works;
(15) electrical wiring, plumbing or plumbing fixture, consumers’ gas piping, gas appliances or water conditioners; or
(16) similar work, structures or installations which are covered by applicable codes adopted under the provisions of the Construction Industries Licensing Act; B. includes subcontractor and specialty contractor; C. includes a construction manager who coordinates and manages the building process; who is a member of the construction team with the owner, architect, engineer and other consultants required for the building project; and who utilizes his skill and knowledge of general contracting to develop schedules, prepare project construction estimates, study labor conditions and advise concerning construction; and D. does not include:
(1) any person who merely furnishes materials or supplies at the site without fabricating them into, or consuming them in the performance of, the work of a contractor;
(2) any person who drills, completes, tests, abandons or operates any petroleum, gas or water well; or services equipment and structures used in the production and handling of any product incident to the production of any petroleum, gas or water wells, excluding any person performing duties normally performed by electrical, mechanical or general contractors; or who performs geophysical or similar exploration for oil, gas or water;
(3) a public utility or rural electric cooperative that constructs, reconstructs, operates or maintains its plant or renders authorized service by the installation, alteration or repair of facilities, up to and including the meters, which facilities are an integral part of the operational system of the public utility or rural electric cooperative; provided that the construction of a building by a public utility or rural electric cooperative or the installation or repair of any consumer gas or electrical appliance not an integral part of the operational system makes a public utility or rural electric cooperative a contractor for that purpose;
(4) a utility department of any municipality or local public body rendering authorized service by the installation, alteration or repair of facilities, up to and including the meters, which facilities are an integral part of the operational system of the utility department of the municipality;
(5) any railroad company;
(6) a telephone or telegraph company or rural electric cooperative that installs, alters or repairs electrical equipment and devices for the operation of signals or the transmission of intelligence where that work is an integral part of the operation of a communication system owned and operated by a telephone or telegraph company or rural electric cooperative in rendering authorized service;
(7) a pipeline company that installs, alters or repairs electrical equipment and devices for the operation of signals or the transmission of intelligence where that service is an integral part of the operation of the communication system of that pipeline company and is not for hire or for the use of the general public, or any pipeline company which installs, alters or repairs plumbing fixtures or gas piping where the work is an integral part of installing and operating the system owned or operated by the pipeline company in rendering its authorized service;
(8) any mining company, gas company or oil company that installs, alters or repairs its facilities, including plumbing fixtures or gas piping, where the work is an integral part of the installing or operating of a system owned or operated by the mining company, gas company or oil company; provided the construction of a building by a mining company, a gas company or an oil company is required to be done in conformity with all other provisions of the Construction Industries Licensing Act and with orders, rules, regulations, standards and codes adopted pursuant to that act;
(9) a radio or television broadcaster who installs, alters or repairs electrical equipment used for radio or television broadcasting;
(10) an individual who, by himself or with the aid of others who are paid wages and who receive no other form of compensation, builds or makes installations, alterations or repairs in or to a single-family dwelling owned and occupied or to be occupied by him; provided that the installation, building, alteration or repair is required to be done in conformity with all other provisions of the Construction Industries Licensing Act [60-13-1 NMSA 1978] and with the orders, rules, regulations, standards and codes adopted pursuant to that act;
(11) a person who acts on his own account to build or improve a single-family residence for his personal use, including the building or improvement of a free standing storage building located on that residential property; provided that the construction or improvement is required to be done in conformity with all other provisions of the Construction Industries Licensing Act and with the orders, rules, regulations, standards and codes adopted pursuant to that act; and provided further that he does not engage in commercial construction;
(12) a person who, by himself or with the aid of others who are paid wages and receive no other form of compensation, builds or makes installations, repairs or alterations in or to a building or other improvement on a farm or ranch owned, occupied or operated by him, or makes installations of electrical wiring that are not to be connected to electrical energy supplied from a power source outside the premises of the farm or ranch owned, occupied or operated by him; provided that the state codes and any local codes adopted pursuant to Subsection F of Section 60- 13-44 NMSA 1978 shall not require any permits or inspections for such construction on a farm or ranch except for electrical wiring to be connected to a power source outside the premises;
(13) an individual who works only for wages;
(14) an individual who works on one undertaking or project at a time that, in the aggregate or singly, does not exceed seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) compensation a year, the work being casual, minor or inconsequential, such as handyman repairs; provided that this exemption shall not apply to any undertaking or project pertaining to the installation, connection or repair of electrical wiring, plumbing or gas fitting as defined in Section 60-13- 32 NMSA 1978 and provided: (a) the work is not part of a larger or major operation undertaken by the same individual or different contractor; (b) the individual does not advertise or maintain a sign, card or other device which would indicate to the public that he is qualified to engage in the business of contracting; and (c) the individual files annually with the division, on a form prescribed by the division, a declaration substantially to the effect that he is not a contractor within the meaning of the Construction Industries Licensing Act [60-13-1 NMSA 1978], that the work he performs is casual, minor or inconsequential and will not include more than one undertaking or project at one time and that the total amount of such contracts, in the aggregate or singly, will not exceed seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200) compensation a year;
(15) any person, firm or corporation that installs fuel containers, appliances, furnaces and other appurtenant apparatus as an incident to its primary business of distributing liquefied petroleum fuel;
(16) a cable television or community antenna television company that constructs, installs, alters or repairs facilities, equipment, cables or lines for the provision of television service or the carriage and transmission of television or radio broadcast signals;
(17) any weatherization project not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000) that has been approved and is administered by a federal or state agency; or
(18) a person who performs work consisting of short-term depreciable improvements to commercial property to provide needed repairs and maintenance for items not covered by building codes adopted by the construction industry commission if the total amount paid the person for the work on a single undertaking, including materials, services and wages of those who work for him, does not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000).
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CLASSIFICATIONS:
A. General information. Any trade or classification not listed below that is regulated by the division may be issued as a GS-29.
B. GA Asphalt, bitumen and concrete construction: Applies to surfaces used by vehicular traffic, not airborne craft.
(1) GA-1 Streets, roads and highways, including tunnels, parking lots, alleys, seal coat and surfacing. Requires two years experience. Clear, align, fill, compress, compact, build up or remove earth and do all work necessary to prepare, within the assigned rights-of-way, the land to accept a street, road, highway, including tunnels, parking lots, alleys or driveways, including curbs, gutters, culverts, public sidewalks. Place and finish concrete or bituminous materials and apply sealcoat. This classification includes the scopes of work authorized by GA-2 and GA-3.
(2) GA-2 Maintenance and repair. Requires two years experience. Fix, maintain, repair, patch, mend, cover, fill or replace materials of like substances to that being repaired on streets, roads, highways, parking lots, driveways and alleys. Apply seal coat to driveways and parking lots. Install rumble strips.
(3) GA-3 Curbs, gutters and driveway culverts. Requires two years experience. Form, place and finish concrete curbs, gutters, culverts, public sidewalks and bituminous ridge curbs for the deflection of water.
(4) GA-4 Striping. Requires two years’ experience. Paint directional stripes on paved roads, streets, highways, alleys and parking lots. Install auto parking bumpers or stops and highway lane markers/reflectors.
(5) GA-5 Highway signs and guardrails. Requires two years experience. Erect and stabilize signs and guardrails along public highways, streets, roads and alleys, which are used for the direction and safety of vehicular traffic. Electrical signs must be installed by a properly licensed electrical contractor.
(6) GA-98 Asphalt, bitumen and concrete construction. Requires licensure in classifications GA-1 through GA-5; and covers all work authorized in those classifications.
C. Residential and commercial building.
(1) GB-2 Residential. Requires two years experience. Erect, alter, repair or demolish homes, residences and apartment houses accommodating not in excess of four family units, Groups R-1 and R-3, as those groups are defined in 14.7.3 NMAC. May also bid and contract for items included in Group U, as defined in 14.7.3 NMAC, when incidental to these structures. Includes all work described by the GS specialty classifications, provided the work is limited to residential construction as defined under this provision.
(2) GB-98 General building. Requires four years experience. Erect, alter, repair or demolish residential and commercial buildings, and certain structures. Includes all work authorized by the GB-2 and GS specialty classifications, GF-5, GF-7 classifications, seal coating and striping of driveways and parking lots.
D. Fixed works. Authorized to construct, alter or repair fixed works facilities; provided, however, that work in any trade or craft that is authorized by any one, or a combination of, the mechanical, electrical, general building or LP Gas classifications must be performed by an entity validly licensed in the appropriate classification. Except as may be expressly provided in a specific classification description, fixed works classifications may not construct buildings that are primarily for the use and occupancy of the general public, but may bid and contract for such buildings when they are incidental to a fixed works project, pursuant to Subsection B of 188.8.131.52 NMAC, above.
(1) GF-1 Airports. Requires two years experience. Construct, alter and repair airports, including marking, excavating, grading, surfacing and sub surfacing (dirt or bitumen and concrete), compacting and other work on surfaces to be used for aircraft traffic, landing, take-off and taxi.
(2) GF-2 Bridges. Requires two years experience. Erect, construct, alter, repair or demolish any bridge, overpass or underpass, culvert and ramp, generally used for vehicular traffic.
(3) GF-3 Canals, reservoirs, irrigation systems. Requires two years experience. Construct, erect, alter, repair, or demolish canals, reservoirs or irrigation systems, including pivot irrigation systems. May excavate, ditch, fill, compact and place pre-cast components, waterproof membranes and liners, concrete reinforcement, abutments and buttresses in connection therewith. May install tanks, pumps, pipelines and substations incidental to the project.
(4) GF-4. Drainage or flood control systems. Requires two years experience. Construct, erect, install, repair and alter drainage or flood control systems. May dig, excavate, fill, prepare embankments for such purposes, place pre-cast components, concrete reinforcement and perform all other work incidental to these projects. May install storm sewers, including trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, and paving.
(5) GF-5 Recreation areas. Requires two years experience. Construct, prepare, clear, repair or alter facilities for use as recreation areas, including but not limited to golf courses, tennis courts, playgrounds, outdoor athletic facilities, miniature golf courses, pitch-and-putt golf courses. May prepare the area by excavation, fill, including foundations, retaining walls, sprinkler systems, rest benches, shade and rain shelters. Also includes public campgrounds and parks, including toilet facilities and lean-tos.
(6) GF-6 Railroad and tunnel construction. Requires two years experience. Construct railroad lines, including clearing, filling, shaping, compacting, placing rip-rap, stabilizing, setting roadbeds, ties, tie plates, rails, rail connectors, frogs, switch plates, switches, and all appurtenances necessary for an operational railroad line, including bridges, culverts, tunnels, retaining walls, dikes, gates, tool sheds and landing or parking platforms for equipment. Includes welding operations necessary for rail construction.
(7) GF-7 Tanks and towers. Requires two years experience. Fabricate and install tanks for the storage of solids or liquids, above or below ground, and towers such as radio and microwave towers, including all necessary site-work, excavation and the construction of concrete pads and foundations, cutting, welding, placement of structural members, engineered structural support systems for elevated tanks, and engineered or prefabricated towers. Includes the repair, cleaning, and placement of liners in tanks, and incidental fencing and buildings.
(8) GF-8 Transmission lines, tanks and substations (non-electrical). Requires two years experience. Build, construct and place lines for the transmission or conveyance of petroleum and other fluid substances, including the application of protective coatings, trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing necessary and incidental to the completion of the installation of such facilities. Includes incidental buildings, tanks, and substations required for the project.
(9) GF-9 Utility lines and systems (sewage, water, natural gas and underground telephone cables). Requires two years experience. Construct, install, alter or repair utility lines and utility systems for the transmission of sewage, natural gas and water, including excavating, grading, trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing. Includes tanks necessary to the project. Construct, alter, or repair treatment plants and facilities incidental thereto. Install direct burial telephone or data cable and vaults as directed by the telephone utility. May not perform installation of electrical raceways, splicing, termination, installation of load pots, overhead cabling work, or other activities considered under the scope of the ES-7, EL-1or EE-98 electrical classifications.
(10) GF-98 Construct, alter or repair fixed works facilities. Requires four years experience. Requires licensure in classifications GF-1 through GF-9 and covers all work described in these classifications.
E. Specialty classifications. General construction includes numerous specialties. Therefore, CID has established the GS classification series to enable entities that perform this kind of work to be licensed in their respective areas of expertise. The most common of these specialties are described below.
(1) GS-1 Acoustical insulation and insulation. Requires two years experience. Install any insulating material, including urethane foam and approved waterproof membranes and coatings, in or on buildings, structures and on piping for the purpose of energy conservation, temperature and sound control, and fireproofing. Does not include the installation of urethane roof systems.
(2) GS-2 Awnings and canopies. Requires two years experience. Construct, erect and install awnings and canopies, attached to buildings and structures or free standing, including, but not limited to carports and service station canopies, and including necessary excavation and foundation work. All electrical work shall be performed by a properly licensed electrical contractor.
(3) GS-4 Concrete, cement, walkways and driveways. Requires two years experience practical trade experience, one year of which must be foreman level. Mix, pour, place, and finish concrete, including all necessary preparatory work including excavation, form work, and placing of reinforcement materials. Includes curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveway culverts installed on private property, may not perform this work in public rights-of -way.
(4) GS-5 Demolition. Requires two years experience. Demolish all or any portion of a building and certain structures, including such demolition to portions of buildings and structures as to permit additions and alterations to the remaining portions of the building and structure.
(5) GS-7 Drywall installation and texture. Requires two years experience. Install gypsum wallboard, gypsum sheathing, taping, bedding and coating the surfaces of the wallboard and sheathing with gypsum joint systems, tape and drywall mud, or a combination of other materials to create a permanent surface of coating. Includes texturing of walls and ceilings. May install steel or wood stud systems (non-structural) and channel iron work to provide a base for the application of drywall.
(6) GS-8 Earthmoving, excavating and ditching. Requires two years experience. Perform earthwork, using hand or power tools, machines that use air, fluids, or other material under pressure, or heavy equipment, in such a manner that cutting, filling, excavating, grading, trenching, backfilling, boring and any similar excavating activity can be executed. Includes the use of explosives for such purposes and may be subject to certain restrictions.
(7) GS-9 Elevators, escalators, and related machinery (non-electrical). Requires two years experience. Erect, install or repair elevators, escalators and related machinery, including sheave beams, sheaves, cable and wire rope, guides, cab, counterweights, doors, including sidewalk elevators, automatic and manual controls, signal systems and all other devices, apparatus, machinery and equipment (including fabrication on job site) essential to the safe and efficient installation and operation of electrical, hydraulic and manually operated elevators and escalators and conveyors designed specifically for the transportation of people.
(8) GS-13 Framing. Requires two years experience. Cut, join and install wood, and wood and metal products for the framing of a structure or building, including bearing and non-bearing walls, rafters, headers, trusses, joists, studs, door and window rough frames, and roof decks, including repair to any of the above.
(9) GS-14 Windows, doors and skylights. Requires two years experience. Fabricate and install windows and doors in buildings and structures, including the necessary installation of window and door framing, and the installation of necessary hardware. Cut, assemble and install glass work, and execute the glazing of frames, panels, sash and doors. Fabricate and install storm doors, windows, and skylights including flashing. Does not include structural alterations to enlarge any opening.
(10) GS-15 Caissons, piers and pile driving. Requires two years experience. Install piers, caissons and pilings through the use of pile driving equipment and machinery, including necessary excavation, grading and clearing for site preparation for pile driving activities. Cut, weld, join and fabricate caissons or piles. Install all necessary concrete and reinforcing steel within the caissons to create a structural member.
(11) GS-16 Masonry. Requires two years experience. Install or erect brick and other baked clay products, rough cut and dressed stone, artificial stone and pre-cast blocks, structural glass brick or block adobe, laid at random or in courses, with or without mortar, to form masonry walls, anchored stone or masonry veneer, including building walls, freestanding walls six feet or higher and retaining walls. Does not include the execution, fabrication and erecting of poured cement and concrete, except as a foundation for a wall.
(12) GS-21 Roofing. Requires two years experience. Install, alter or repair roof systems on existing roof decks to create a weatherproof waterproof protective membrane, with or without insulation, using asphalt, pitch, tar, sealants, felt, shakes, shingles, roof tile, slate, urethane or any other approved materials including the preparatory work necessary to bring such surfaces to a condition where roofing can be installed, and sealed or repaired. Includes cutting, shaping, fabricating, and installing of sheet metal such as cornices, flashing, skylights excluding structural framing, roof coatings, gutters, leaders, rainwater downspouts, pans, prefabricated chimneys, at or near roof lines, metal flues, or doing any part of any combination thereof, which relate to and are incidental to the principal contracting business of installing roofing.
(13) GS-23 Sign construction (non-electrical). Requires two years experience. Fabricate, install and erect signs of wood, steel, plastic or any material, or any combination of materials, which are to be embedded in the earth, in concrete or other base material, or attached to buildings or structures using anchors, attached cables, bars or similar devices and appurtenances. Electrified signs may be installed by contractors holding ES-1 without being classified hereunder.
(14) GS-24 Structural steel erection. Requires two years experience. Fabricate and erect structural steel shapes and plates, of any profile, perimeter or cross-section that may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including riveting and welding. Does not include construction of concrete foundations or complete buildings.
(15) GS-25 Swimming pools (non-mechanical/electrical). Requires two years experience. Construct and repair swimming pools including excavation, installation of reinforcing steel or mesh, application of concrete and special coatings. May not perform any trade or craft which is authorized by any mechanical, electrical or LP Gas classification.
(16) GS-30 Plastering, stucco and lathing. Requires two experience. Prepare wall and ceiling surfaces, interior or exterior, with wood, metal lath, wallboard or other properly prepared surfaces which will accept and hold a mixture of sand, plaster (including gypsum plaster), lime and water, or sand and cement with water or any combination of materials to create a permanent surface coating. These coatings may be applied manually or mechanically on surfaces which will support such coating. May install steel or wood stud systems (non-structural), channel iron work and affix lath or any other materials or products, prepared or manufactured to provide a base for such coatings.
(17) GS-31 Siding. Requires two years experience. Apply siding consisting of slate, gypsum, wood, plastics or other products, including the application of furred up networks on which the siding can be installed. May not install or paint doors or windows.
(18) GS-32 Miscellaneous sheet metal. Requires two years experience. Fabricate and install sheet metal (galvanized iron) such as cornices, flashing, gutters, leaders, rainwater downspouts, pans, and prefabricated chimneys. May not install heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) duct systems, vents, grease hoods, or other appurtenances that are authorized by any mechanical classification.
(19) GS-34 Concrete coring, drilling and slab sawing. Requires two years experience. Coring, boring, drilling, cutting, and sawing concrete, including the removal or demolition of the material. Does not include the installation of wiring or plumbing in such bored, drilled, cut or sawed concrete.
(20) GS-29 specialties. The GS-29 classification is a sub-category of the specialty classification. It is a miscellaneous classification that is used to identify uncommon specialties on a case-by-case basis. Requires two years experience.
[184.108.40.206 NMAC – Rp, 220.127.116.11 NMAC, 4/1/2016]
18.104.22.168 ELECTRICAL CLASSIFICATIONS:
A. General information.
(1) A journeyman certificate of competence in the appropriate trade classification for the work to be performed is required of all individuals performing electrical wiring; provided however, that an apprentice, as defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, may work under the direct supervision of a validly certified journeyman, as defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, who is employed by a validly licensed person, as defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, or a holder of a valid annual permit. Journeyman certifications shall be issued such that the certificates parallel the electrical license classification numbers and scopes. Ratio of unregistered apprentices. The ratio of certified journeyman to unregistered apprentices must not exceed:
(a) one journeyman to two unregistered apprentices on commercial or industrial work;
(b) one journeyman to two unregistered apprentices on commercial or industrial special systems low-voltage work;
(c) one journeyman to three unregistered apprentices on residential work.
(2) Conduit installation: All conduit installations within, or on, buildings shall be performed by a contractor holding an EE-98 license, except where ER-1 licensees and journeymen are installing conduit that is incidental to residential wiring. Specialty electrical license holders (ES-1, 2, 3, and 7) shall not install conduit within, or on, buildings.
(3) Electrical contracting defined: The definition of contracting is set forth in Section 60-13-3 of the CILA, and nothing in this rule shall be construed to conflict with that definition. However, for the purposes of clarity in this rule, contracting is understood to include installations, alterations, repairs, servicing and maintenance involving electrical work.
(4) Electrical customer-owned distribution systems are subject to all adopted codes, standards, and regulations. Customer-owned distribution systems include all (non-utility owned or operated) overhead or underground primary or secondary voltage electrical power line construction, installation, alteration, repairs, and maintenance.
B. License classifications.
(1) Residential and commercial.
(a) EE-98 Residential and commercial electrical wiring 5000 volts, nominal or less. Requires four years experience. Includes all electrical wiring operating at 5000 volts, nominal, or less, electrical wiring identified in electrical specialty classifications ES-1, ES-2, ES-3 and ES-7, residential electrical wiring identified in classification ER-1, and only trenching and ductwork associated with classification EL-1. Does not include electrical wiring defined in the EL-1 classification other than trenching and duct work as specified above. May bid and contract as the prime contractor of an entire project provided the electrical contractor’s portion of the contract, based on dollar amount, is the major portion of the contract.
(b) ER-1 Residential electrical wiring. Requires two years experience. Includes one and two-family dwelling units and multi-family dwellings when all such units are all on the ground floor with no occupancies above or below, as set forth in 14.10.4 NMAC. May not install wiring for commercial use, such as motels, hotels and similar occupancies. May not contract for more than four dwelling units in any single building or structure.
(c) EL-1 Electrical distribution and transmission systems over 5000 volts, nominal. Requires four years experience. Includes all electrical wiring operating at over 5000 volts, nominal, including overhead or underground electrical distribution and transmission circuits, equipment, associated towers, tower foundations and other supporting structures, trenching and ductwork and sub-stations and terminal facilities. Does not include any electrical wiring specified on other electrical classifications EE-98, ER-1, ES-1, ES-2, ES-3 or ES-7.
(2) Specialty licenses.
(a) ES-1 Electrical signs and outline lighting. Requires two years experience. Electrical signs and outline lighting, including electrical wiring to connect signs installed where a “sign circuit” has been provided within 10 feet, and concrete for the foundation of poles, and build structures for the support of such signs. Outline lighting is an arrangement of incandescent lamps or gaseous tubes to outline and call attention to certain features such as the shape of a building or the decoration of a window and may or may not contribute to the general illumination of an area.
(b) ES-2 Cathodic protection and lightening protection systems. Requires two years experience. Electrically activated systems to prevent galvanic damage to metallic pipelines or structures, usually underground and electrical work involved in the equipment for connection rectifier systems. Also includes lightning protection systems. May not install the service riser, main service or service grounding.
(c) ES-3 Low voltage special systems (under 50 volts). Requires two years experience. Public address or other sound, voice communication systems normally involving low energy signal circuits. Also, electrical burglar and fire alarm systems, computer data systems, one and two-family and multifamily dwelling telephone systems and cable TV systems normally involving coaxial cable for the purpose of transmitting radio frequency (RF) signals and other intelligence by wire and cable. Includes other low voltage specialty systems such as, but not limited to, door and gate operated control circuits, and temperature control circuits. An installer of television receive-only (TVROs) (dishes) is not required to have a contractor’s license when the installation is in a single-family dwelling and does not require the use of 120 volts for tracking.
(d) ES-7 Telephone communication systems. Requires two years experience. In-plant and out-plant telephone systems, telephone interconnections in public or privately owned buildings, computer data systems and underground cables or aerial supporting structures, trenching, duct work, terminal facilities, repeaters, including the installation of instruments at their terminating locations. Interior wiring of a building housing any of the above equipment requires an EE-98 classification. Note: Refer to GF-9 classification for additional underground telephone cable installations. The GF-9 classification does not include electrical raceway installation.
(e) ES-10R Residential water well pump installer. Requires two years experience. This classification covers residential water well pumps, 120/240 volts or less, single phase 15 HP or less. Install, maintain, repair or replace electrical equipment, wiring, and accessories used in connection with water well pump systems, including single phase variable frequency drives. Also includes subpanels, luminaires, and receptacle outlets installed within the well pit or well enclosure. Branch circuit or feeder conductors from the service equipment or panel board to the well pump location. Incidental excavation, trenching and solar photo-voltaic arrays 5 kW or less when dedicated to pumping equipment. This classification does not include systems over 240 volts, pumps over 15 HP, electrical services, building wiring or any other electrical wiring.
(f) ES-10 Water well pump installer. Requires two years experience. This
classification covers residential and commercial water well pumps, 600 volts or less, single or three phase. Install, maintain, repair or replace electrical equipment wiring and accessories used in connection with water well pump systems, including variable frequency drives. Also includes subpanels, luminaires, and receptacle outlets installed within the well pit or well enclosure, branch circuit or feeder conductors from the service equipment or panel board to the well pump location. Incidental excavation, trenching and solar photo-voltaic arrays 5 kW or less when dedicated to pumping equipment. This classification does not include systems over 600 volts, electrical services, building wiring or any other electrical wiring.
C. Journeyman classifications.
(1) EE-98J. Journeyman residential and commercial electrical. Requires four years experience.
(2) ER-1J. Journeyman residential wiring. Requires two years experience.
(3) EL-1J. Journeyman electrical distribution systems, including transmission lines. Requires four years experience.
(4) ES-1J Journeyman electrical signs and outline lighting. Requires two years experience.
(5) ES-2 Journeyman cathodic protection and lightening protection systems. Requires two years experience.
(6) ES-3J. Journeyman sound, intercommunication, electrical alarm systems, and systems 50 volts and under. Requires two years experience.
(7) ES-7J Journeyman telephone communication systems and telephone interconnect systems. Requires two years experience.
(8) ES-10RJ Journeyman residential water well pump installer. Requires two years experience.
(9) ES-10J Journeyman water well pump installer. Requires two years experience.
[22.214.171.124 NMAC – Rp, 126.96.36.199 NMAC, 4/1/2016]
188.8.131.52 MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING CLASSIFICATIONS:
A. General information.
(1) A journeyman certificate of competence in the appropriate trade classification for the work to be performed is required of all individuals performing mechanical and plumbing work; provided however, that an apprentice, as that term is defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, may work under the direct supervision of a validly certified journeyman, as that term is defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, who is employed by a validly licensed person, as that term is defined in Section 60-13-2 NMSA 1978, or a holder of a valid annual permit. Journeyman certifications shall be issued such that the certificates parallel the mechanical and plumbing license classification numbers and scopes. Ratio of unregistered apprentices. The ratio of certified journeyman to unregistered apprentices must not exceed:
(a) one journeyman to two unregistered apprentices on commercial or industrial
(b) one journeyman to three unregistered apprentices on residential work.
(2) The definition of contracting is set forth in Section 60-13-3 NMSA 1978 and nothing in this rule shall be construed to conflict with that definition. However, for the purpose of clarity in this rule, contracting is understood to include installations, alterations, repairs, servicing and maintenance involving plumbing or mechanical work.
(3) The definitions of plumbing, fixtures and gas fitting as set forth in Section 60-13-32 NMSA 1978 should be referenced when reading these classifications.
B. License classifications. Residential and commercial.
(1) MM-1. Plumbing. Requires four years experience. Install, alter, repair and service plumbing fixtures, and piping, including pneumatic or electric controls and control wiring not greater than 24 volts, concrete supports, and excavating, trenching and backfilling. Includes hot water heating systems not exceeding 30 p.s.i. or 400,00 b.t.u./hour input; piping for fuel, oil and gasoline and for solar energy systems; septic tanks, manholes and sewer lines; irrigation sprinkler systems; swimming pools and spas. Does not include installation of natural gas fired appliances or natural gas piping.
(2) MM-2 Natural gas fitting. Requires four years experience. Install, alter, repair and service natural gas piping and fittings and incidental controls and control wiring, pneumatic control systems, excavating, trenching and backfilling. Includes installation of hot water systems exceeding 30 p.s.i. or 400,000 b.t.u./hour input; steam and hot water boilers; and warm air heating systems such as chimney connections, flues, refractories, burners, fittings valves, thermal insulation, accessories and incidental piping; warm air appliances and other listed gas appliances. May not install LP Gas systems.
(3) MM-3 Heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC). Requires four years experience. Install, alter, repair and service HVAC air handling and refrigeration equipment and piping, including fans, coils, condensing units, self-contained packaged air conditioning or heating units, evaporative cooling units, solar energy systems, ductwork and pneumatic tube systems. May connect water to existing valved outlets, and install controls, and control wiring not to exceed 24 volts. May bid and contract for structural alterations, painting, electrical wiring and other work incidental to this scope of work, provided such work is performed by a properly licensed contractor.
(4) MM-4 Heating, cooling and process piping. Requires four years experience. Install, alter, repair and service hydronic heating, cooling and process piping for steam hot water systems of any temperature pressure range, chilled water systems, condensing water systems and process piping systems. Includes pressure vessels, heat exchangers, boilers, refrigeration water chillers, cooling towers, fuel oil tanks and fuel oil piping, and pneumatic or electric controls and control wiring not to exceed 24 volts. Install high pressure and process piping solar energy systems of any temperature or any pressure conveying gas or fluids other than potable water, and pneumatic tube systems.
(5) MM-98 Mechanical. Requires four years experience. Requires licensure in classifications MM-1 through MM-4 and covers all work described in these classifications, as well as work described in the MS-3, MS-6, MS-12 and MS-14.
C. Specialty classifications:
(1) MS-3 Septic tanks & sewer. Requires two years experience. Install, alter, repair or service septic tanks and systems, manholes and sewer lines, starting at a point five feet beyond the outside wall of a building and ending at a connection to a public or private utility. May excavate, trench, backfill and grade as necessary, and install or repair plug-in type electrical control panels, controls and control wiring not to exceed 24 volts.
(2) MS-6 Lawn sprinklers. Requires two years experience. Install, alter, repair or service sprinkler systems which are connected to a potable water supply. May excavate and backfill as necessary and install or repair plug-in type electrical control panels, controls and control wiring not to exceed 24 volts.
(3) MS-12 Fire protection sprinkler systems. Requires four years experience. Install alter, repair or service fire protection systems using water, including any pressure or storage tanks required, controls and control wiring up to 24 volts. May excavate and backfill and install piping from structure to off-premise water supply adjacent to property involving a fire protection system. May bid or contract for structural alterations, painting, electrical wiring, etc., incidental to the system installation, provided such work is performed by a properly licensed contractor.
(4) MS-14 Dry chemical fire protection. Requires four years experience. Install, alter, repair or service fire protection systems using gas or chemical, including carbon dioxide (CO), clean agent. Includes pressurized storage tanks, valves, temperature sensing devices and other incidental control wiring up to 24 volts. May install solenoid or shut-off valve devices in these systems. May bid or contract for structural alterations, painting, electrical wiring, etc., incidental to the system installation, provided such work is performed by a properly licensed contractor.
D. Journeyman classifications. Requires two years experience.
(1) JP journeyman plumber.
(2) JPF journeyman pipe fitter.
(3) JG journeyman natural gas fitter.
(4) JPG journeyman plumber and natural gas fitter.
(5) JR journeyman refrigeration. Must demonstrate compliance with environmental protection agency (EPA) recovery requirements before certificate may be issued.
(6) JS journeyman sprinkler.
(7) JSM journeyman sheet metal.
(8) JW journeyman welder. Must obtain either a JP or JG or JPG or JSM certification and show American society of mechanical engineers (ASME) section 9 certification. Is not required to test separately for this certificate of competence.
(9) JMG journeyman medical gas installer. Must obtain either JP, JG, JPG or JPF certification and show approved medical gas certification as referenced in 14.9.5 NMAC.
(10) BO1 journeyman boiler operator. Low pressure only.
(11) BO2 journeyman boiler operator. Low and high pressure.
(12) MS-12J journeyman fire protection sprinkler systems. Requires four years experience.
(13) MS-14J journeyman dry chemical fire protection. Requires four years experience.
New Mexico Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission:
Toll free number is 1-800-WATERNM (800-928-3766)
Office of the State Engineer
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Fax: (505) 827-6091
Well Drillers Filing Fee $50
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NMDOT General Office is located at:
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P.O. Box 1149 Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149
Telephone: (505) 827-5100
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New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions:
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Albuquerque NM 87102 Mailing Address
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